COVID-19 survey findings

We are using the data from our Wave 1 COVID-19 survey to explore the effects of the pandemic on the lives of people of different generations and backgrounds, covering a range of topics, from loneliness and mental health, to work and parenting.

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Poor mental health in lockdown most common among young women

7 August 2020

Young women are the most likely to have experienced high levels of depression, anxiety and loneliness in lockdown, compared to older adults, according to new research from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).


Mental health during lockdown: evidence from four generations - initial findings from COVID-19 surveys

This briefing paper reports on the mental health of four different generations of people in Britain in May 2020, amid the national lockdown in response…


Finances and employment during lockdown – initial findings from COVID-19 survey


Parental involvement in home schooling and developmental play during lockdown – initial findings from COVID-19 survey


COVID-19 data from five national longitudinal cohort studies now available

17 July 2020

Researchers now have access to data about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 18,000 participants of five nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies based at UCL.


UCL’s longitudinal studies to survey thousands about impact of COVID-19

5 May 2020

The UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has launched a nationwide survey of the participants of five national longitudinal cohort studies, to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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